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Mural Paintings Begin on Blackberry Arts Weekend August 15, 2019

Join us during the Blackberry Arts Festival for the opportunity to view the painting of five new murals in the downtown area! As a part of the Storm Drain Mural Project, five local artists will begin painting their murals Saturday, August 24. During the festival, folks can walk a small loop surrounding Central Avenue to see the artists in action.  

The City of Coos Bay, Coos Watershed Association, Coos Art Museum, and Coos Bay Downtown Association are working together to create a Storm Drain Mural Walk. The murals along the Mural Walk will serve as a visual reminder that all things landing on the street wash down the drain and directly into the bay. The Walk will also serve as community beautification and bring attention to downtown businesses and events. A brochure mapping the murals and their locations will be available in the Visitor Center for locals and tourists to have access all year round. 

During August and September, seven new murals, as well as repairs to the existing three murals created in 2010, will be placed in the downtown Coos Bay area creating a looped walk starting at the Visitor Center. Two of the murals will be finished by the start of the Blackberry Arts Festival; five will be painted during the festival and the repairs to the existing murals will take place in the weeks to follow.  

The Coos Watershed Association will have a booth in front of the Hall Building during the Blackberry Arts Festival where you can get more information and a map of the mural locations. 

Funding for this project is provided by the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and the Coos Art Museum. 
 
For additional information, contact Josie Keating at 541-217-0830